On Sunday 31st July, David Coleman celebrated his 80th Birthday by having a family picnic on the Medway Queen paddle steamer. David a former Chatham Dockyard apprentice had told his family stories of sailing in the Medway Queen in her passenger carrying days and the family thought it would be a good idea to reunite them together once more for the celebration.
The event was a great success and the guests were given an informative tour of the vessel by Brian and his colleague Joe followed by a video presentation of the history of the ship including the ongoing preservation, this helped make the event a memorable and unique experience.
Following on from the picnic in the forward part of the ship the guests then sat on the aft deck for a pleasant afternoon in the sun to finish off the day.
Stewart & Janette Coleman and Marie & Bruce Cameron